Carpinteria

State Beach - California

Carpinteria State Beach is a protected beach in the state park system of California, in Santa Barbara County, Southern California.

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Recreation Map of San Rafael Wilderness and Santa Ynez Mountains in Los Padres National Forest (NF) in California. Published by the U.S. National Forest Service (USFS).Los Padres - San Rafael Wilderness and Santa Ynez Mountains

Recreation Map of San Rafael Wilderness and Santa Ynez Mountains in Los Padres National Forest (NF) in California. Published by the U.S. National Forest Service (USFS).

Recreation Map of Sespe Wilderness and Sespe Condor Sanctuary in Los Padres National Forest (NF) in California. Published by the U.S. National Forest Service (USFS).Los Padres - Sespe Wilderness and Condor Sanctuary

Recreation Map of Sespe Wilderness and Sespe Condor Sanctuary in Los Padres National Forest (NF) in California. Published by the U.S. National Forest Service (USFS).

Official visitor map of Channel Islands National Park (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Channel Islands - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Channel Islands National Park (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Mt. Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara Ranger Districts (RD) of Los Padres National Forest (NF) in California. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Los Padres MVUM - Mt. Pinos, Ojai, Santa Barbara 2018

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Mt. Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara Ranger Districts (RD) of Los Padres National Forest (NF) in California. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=599 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpinteria_State_Beach Carpinteria State Beach is a protected beach in the state park system of California, in Santa Barbara County, Southern California.
Our Mission Carpinteria State Beach The mission of California State Parks is to provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. The expansive, gentle slope of the beach, composed of finegrained sand, is ideal for sunbathing, picnicking, walking on California State Parks supports equal access. Prior to arrival, visitors with disabilities who need assistance should contact park staff at (805) 684-2811. If you need this publication in an alternate format, contact interp@parks.ca.gov. CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS P.O. Box 942896 Sacramento, CA 94296-0001 For information call: (800) 777-0369 (916) 653-6995, outside the U.S. 711, TTY relay service www.parks.ca.gov Discover the many states of California.™ Carpinteria State Beach 5361 Sixth Street Carpinteria, CA 93013 (805) 684-2811 © 2005 California State Parks (Rev. 2014) the beach, fishing and other activities. J ust 12 miles south people, sighted of the popular coastal the village of town of Santa Barbara, Mishopshnow the long expanse of in 1542. When white sand at Carpinteria explorer Gaspar State Beach invites Campsites along Carpinteria Creek de Portolá visitors to relax and and the Pacific Ocean visited the enjoy a glorious sunset region in 1769, or surf the rolling waves. coming upon a group of Chumash splitting Sheltered inland by the Santa Ynez driftwood and shaping the planks to form Mountains and from the sea by the Channel canoes, his expedition named the village La Islands, Carpinteria enjoys a moderate Carpinteria   —  the carpentry shop. The Spanish year-round climate with daytime averages mission era and European settlement of the between 60 and 80 degrees. Ocean area led to devastating effects on the Chumash temperatures range from 58 degrees in the people: the rapid spread of diseases, harsh winter to 72 degrees during the summer treatment by many settlers, and the loss of and fall. traditional Chumash food sources. Today ancient Chumash traditions are being CULTURAL HISTORY rediscovered by their descendants. For thousands of years, the Chumash Asphalt Mining Indians were the sole inhabitants of Natural tar deposits seep to the surface on this beautiful seaside valley. They the coastal bluffs and on the sand at the called the area Mishopshnow, meaning southeast end of the beach, forming bulging, “correspondence,” because it was a center black mounds. of trade. Soapstone, used for carving The variety effigies, bowls and beads, and wooden of plant and vessels, shells and asphaltum (usually animal fossils referred to as tar) were supplied to nearby excavated tribes in exchange for other goods. The from these tar Chumash used the naturally occurring pits in the late surface tar to attach shell inlays to stone 1920s rivals the objects, seal water baskets, fasten arrow remains found and spear points to shafts, and caulk their in Los Angeles’ plank canoes (tomol), which were seaworthy better-known enough to reach the Santa Barbara Channel La Brea Tar Pits. Islands and Santa Catalina Island. Over time, area Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first Natural tar oozing on beach residents have European to have contact with the Chumash utilized the oozing black tar for a variety of purposes, including the first paved roads in Santa Barbara County. Remaining evidence of asphalt mining can be seen near Tar Pits Beach and the San Miguel Campground loop. Park History The white, sandy expanse of the Carpinteria shoreline was acquired by California State Parks in 1932. It formally opened to the public on July 4, 1941, following the construction of campgrounds and picnic areas by the Civilian Conservation Corps. NATURAL HISTORY During low tide, at the southeastern end of the park near the San Miguel Campground loop, a rocky formation creates a haven for sea stars, anemones, mussels, crabs and other tide pool creatures. Harbor seals frolic in the waves or bask on the rocks nearby. Between December and mid-May, gray whales migrate to and from their breeding grounds off the coast of Baja California. Several species of gulls and shorebirds feed along the shoreline while other birds fish in the waters offshore. A seasonal lagoon at the mouth of Carpinteria Creek creates a unique habitat for viewing Tomol Interpretive Play Area mallards, egrets, herons, coots and other birds. Do not disturb the bird habitat by playing or wading in the creek. RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES Carpinteria State Beach’s normally gentle swells and shallow, gently sloping beach make it one of the safer beaches to swim and surf. A group picnic area with tables, barbecues and covered ramadas offers a wonderful view of the dune area with the picturesque backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains. To reserve a group ramada or a wedding venue, call (805) 684-7487 or email carpevents@parks.ca.
Nuestra Misión Playa Estatal Carpinteria La misión de California State Parks es proporcionar apoyo para la salud, la inspiración y la educación de los ciudadanos de California al ayudar a preservar la extraordinaria diversidad biológica del estado, proteger sus más valiosos recursos naturales y culturales, y crear oportunidades para la recreación al aire libre de alta calidad. La playa extensa y moderadamente inclinada, compuesta por finos granos de arena, es ideal para tomar sol, organizar pícnics, California State Parks apoya la igualdad de acceso. Antes de llegar, los visitantes con discapacidades que necesiten asistencia deben comunicarse con el parque llamando al (805) 684-2811. Si necesita esta publicación en un formato alternativo, comuníquese con interp@parks.ca.gov. CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS P.O. Box 942896 Sacramento, CA 94296-0001 Para obtener más información, llame al: (800) 777-0369 o (916) 653-6995, fuera de los EE. UU. o 711, servicio de teléfono de texto. www.parks.ca.gov Carpinteria State Beach 5361 Sixth Street Carpinteria, CA 93013 (805) 684-2811 © 2005 California State Parks (Rev. 2014) hacer caminatas, pescar o realizar cualquier otra actividad. S olo a 12 objetos de piedra, millas al sur de la sellar vasijas de popular ciudad agua, ajustar flechas costera de Santa y las puntas de las Barbara, la gran lanzas y calafatear extensión de las planchas de las arenas blancas de canoas (tomoles), la Playa Estatal Lugares de campamento a lo largo de que eran lo Carpinteria, invita Carpinteria Creek y el Océano Pacífico suficientemente a sus visitantes aptas para navegar a relajarse y disfrutar de un glorioso hasta el Archipiélago del Norte de Santa atardecer o surfear las ondulantes olas. Barbara y la Isla Santa Catalina. Refugiada en el continente por las En 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, el primer Montañas Santa Ynez y desde el mar por el europeo que se comunicó con el pueblo Archipiélago del Norte, Carpinteria cuenta chumash, avistó la villa mishopshnow. En con un clima moderado durante todo el año 1769, cuando el explorador Gaspar de Portolá con temperaturas diurnas de entre 60 y 80 visitó la región, se encontró con un grupo °F (16-27°C). La temperatura del océano de chumash separando madera flotante y oscila entre 58 °F (14.5 °C) en el invierno, a moldeando las planchas para fabricar las 72 °F (22°C) durante el verano y el otoño. canoas, su expedición le dio el nombre a la villa: “La Carpinteria” .   La época de la misión HISTORIA CULTURAL y de los asentamientos españoles en el Por miles de años, los indios chumash área tuvieron efectos devastadores sobre fueron los únicos habitantes de este el pueblo chumash: la rápida propagación hermoso valle costero. Llamaban a de las enfermedades, el maltrato por parte la zona “mishopshnow” que significa de los colonos y la pérdida de sus recursos “correspondencia” porque era un centro alimenticios tradicionales. Actualmente, las de comercio. La esteatita, usada para tradiciones ancestrales de los chumash son grabar efigies, tazones y cuentas, y redescubiertas por sus descendientes. embarcaciones de madera, conchas y Minería de asfalto asfalto (generalmente conocido como Los depósitos naturales de alquitrán emanan alquitrán) eran suministrados a las tribus a la superficie en los peñascos costeros y en cercanas a cambio de otras mercancías. la arena en el extremo sureste de la playa, Los chumash utilizaban el alquitrán que formando así, montículos abultados y negros. surgía naturalmente hacia la superficie La variedad de fósiles de plantas y animales para adherir incrustaciones de conchas a excavados de estos pozos de alquitrán en el año 1920 compite contra los restos encontrados en Los Ángeles, en Rancho La Brea. Con el paso del tiempo, los residentes de la zona le han dado al negro alquitrán una enorme cantidad de usos, incluida la pavimentación de las primeras rutas en el Condado de Santa Barbara. Las evidencias que aún quedan de la minería del asfalto se pueden ver en los pozos de alquitrán de la playa y en la zona de campamento de San Miguel. HISTORIA DEL PARQUE La extensión de la arenosa y blanca línea costera de Carpinteria fue adquirida por los Parques Estatales de California en 1932. Se abrió formalmente para el público el 4 de julio de 1941, luego de que el Cuerpo Civil de Conservación construyera la zona de campamento y las áreas de pícnics. Alquitrán natural rezuma en la playa ACTIVIDADES RECREATIVAS La Playa Estatal Carpinteria cuenta con ondulaciones moderadas y poco profundas con una playa con inclinación suave lo cual la convierte en una de las playas más seguras para nadar y surfear. Los lugares con mesas para pícnics, parrillas y enramadas Área de juegos temáticos con canoas (tomoles) cubiertas brindan una vista maravillosa de la zona de las dunas con HISTORIA NATURAL un escenario pintoresco de las Montañas Durante las mareas bajas, en el extremo Santa Ynez. Para realizar una reserva de sureste del parque cerca de la zona de
Carpinteria State Beach 205 Palm Avenue • Carpinteria, CA 93013 • (805) 684-2811 Just 12 miles south of the popular coastal town of Santa Barbara, the long expanse of white sand at Carpinteria State Beach invites visitors to relax and enjoy a glorious sunset or surf the rolling waves. PARK FEES are due and payable upon entry into the park. Use the self-registration system if the entrance station is closed. The campsite fee covers one vehicle. Additional fees apply for extra vehicles. CAMPSITES: Each campsite has a fire ring (except San Miguel beach row) and a picnic table. Swings, ropes, or hammocks may not be fastened to trees or bushes. OCCUPANCY: Eight people are allowed per family campsite. VEHICLE PARKING: Vehicles may only be parked in your assigned campsite. They must remain on the pavement and must not extend into the roadway beyond the campsite number or limit line. Additional vehicles must be parked in one of the extra-vehicle parking areas. CHECK-OUT TIME is noon. Please vacate your site by that time. Check-in time is 2 p.m. RE-REGISTRATION: If you want to re-register and do not have a reservation, you must contact the entrance station before 9 a.m. the morning you are due out. Re-registration is not guaranteed, nor is a specific site. CURFEW: All visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian past 8:30 p.m. DOGS must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and under control at all times. Except for service dogs, dogs are not permitted in buildings or on the beach. Dogs must be confined to a vehicle or tent at night. FIRES AND FIREWOOD: Please be cautious when building fires. Fires are allowed only in established fire rings or camp stoves, and are not permitted on the beach. Do not build ground fires outside the fire rings or leave campfires unattended. Do not gather firewood in the park — the nutrients must be allowed to recycle back into the ecosystem. You may purchase firewood from the camp hosts or at the entrance kiosk. SPEED LIMIT: The maximum speed limit is 15 mph. When pedestrians, bicyclists, and children are present, even 15 mph might be too fast. Use good judgment. QUIET HOURS are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. To ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone, please do not disturb other campers, regardless of the time of day or night. NOISE: Radios and other sound-producing devices must not be audible beyond your immediate campsite, regardless of the time of day or night. GENERATORS: Engine-driven generators may be operated between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. TRUCKS: Passengers may not ride in the beds of pickup trucks (including those with camper shells). THEFT WARNING: Keep your vehicles locked and your valuables out of sight. Do not leave property out at night. Report suspicious activity to a ranger or camp host. GAMES/ACTIVITIES must be safe and not harm park resources. BICYCLES are allowed only on paved roads. Bicycle riders under age 18 must wear a helmet. EN-ROUTE CAMPING is available for self-contained vehicles when the campgrounds are full. Check-in is 6 p.m.; check-out is 9 a.m. Awnings, slide-outs, tents, and fires are not permitted. Vehicles may not move to day use after checking out. A 48-hour absence is required before returning to en-route camping. HIKE AND BIKE: Check-in time is 2 p.m.; check-out is noon. Two-night limit. No motor vehicles. GROUP CAMPSITES are available year round by reservation. TENTS are not allowed on paved areas or in the campsites along the beach in the San Miguel Campground. DAY USE offers beach access, restrooms, barbecues, and picnic tables. There are two covered picnic ramadas, which may be reserved for a fee. Day use is open from 7 a.m. to sunset. Vehicles that exit are not guaranteed reentry when lot is full. There is limited parking for vehicles with a combined length over 21 feet. ALCOHOL is not permitted in the day-use areas. SPECIAL EVENTS: Reservations for ramadas, school/youth beach days, weddings, and other special events must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance by calling (805) 684-7487. CAMPING RESERVATIONS: You may make camping reservations by calling (800) 444-7275 (TTY 800-274-7275). To make online reservations, visit our website at www.parks.ca.gov. ALTERNATE FORMAT: If you need this publication in an alternate format, contact interp@parks.ca.gov. Carpinteria State Beach 113 115 114 105 104 116 CH 117 118 119 120 121 103 102 101 124 123 125 126 237 233 232 122 Gull 238 239 Main Day Use 243 244 Plover 236 235 234 CH CH 240 241 227 226 Dune Boardwalk Ramada 1 242 201 202 217 211 216 220 Beach 215 219 Access 212 213 214 210 203 204 205 218 Beach 911. Pacific Ocean 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 Beach Access 456 454 455 453 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 452 450 451 449 448 434 435 436 437 438 439 Amphitheater Main Lifeguard Tower Beach Jellybowl Tarpits 447 Beach Access SAN M

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